California is burning again. Not all of California, thankfully, but it feels like when one part is on fire everyone is affected in some way. My heart hurts for those fellow Californians who lost their homes, animals, friends … who have lost so much. I cannot imagine what it would be to be in that… Continue reading Fire and smoke
I’m starting off this New Year with a repost about nutrition from my postpartum blog series. You can find the original post and the rest of the series here. Soon I’ll be doing a recap of 2017 and all the babies and families I was so privileged to work = so much love and thanks… Continue reading Repost: Nutrition to start things off right!
I’m teaching Natural Birth Classes this December! This will be a 4-week series held in Berkeley. Topics include: anatomy of birth, the progression of labor, when to call your midwife or doula, coping techniques and positions, what to expect at home, what to expect in the hospital, feeding your baby, self-care after the birth, newborn… Continue reading Natural Birth Preparation Series
Many people will be familiar with this picture that floats around the internet every once in a while, or maybe they have experienced this first hand. Some people think that there wouldn’t be much of a problem if the baby slept in his own space. There are so many thoughts about babies and sleep because… Continue reading After the Baby: Societal Norms and Sleep
(Cheek and elbow dimples – pretty adorable!) The next breastfeeding class is coming up! What: Breastfeeding Class When: Thursday, Nov 12th, 6-9pm Where: Pacifica Family Maternity Center, Berkeley Please contact me know if you’d like to join. Check out my Classes page up at the header for more information. Thank you! It’s around this time, after… Continue reading The Magic of Music
Hi all! Lots of updates and links to share. Classes – I’ve got a great workshop series of my classes being hosted by Beth at Leela Yoga. The first is Labor and Birth and it’s This Sunday!! I’m bringing the demonstration pelvis and baby so you know it’s going to be fun. Sign up at… Continue reading While you drink your tea
Before I get to that, can I just say, to all those parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc whose kids just completed their first week back to school – we did it. It may not feel like you survived, but you did. The schedules, forgotten backpacks and homework folders, meeting new teachers, “no you cannot go… Continue reading 5 Fun Breastfeeding Tips
When you start seeing a lot of breasts on your facebook feed, you know something is up. Luckily, it’s World Breastfeeding Week, not summer break photos. The theme of this year’s week is to make a “concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work.” As you may imagine, I’m excited by this… Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week
I just took a little break from Island Midwife and did something I rarely do, I watched TV. Not only did I watch TV but I watched a whole season of a show. I won’t say which because it’s a little embarrassing, but Satisfying, like eating a big thing of chocolate, except now I feel… Continue reading Links and Updates
(I love this little icon. How much more local, homemade, diy can you get than breastmilk?!) I’m teaching a Breastfeeding Class this Tuesday evening! My goal for this class is to prepare you for the common things you might experience when breastfeeding. We talk about easy breastfeeding positions, signs of trouble and what to do,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Class This Tuesday!